Nashville, Tennessee, has a symphony of elevated culinary experiences, vibrant neighbourhoods, a rich tapestry of musical genres, unique attractions and thrilling sport offerings. Indulge in diverse, upscale dining or try staple dishes like Hot Chicken and meat-and-three. Dive into the city’s neighbourhoods from the eclectic vintage shops and restaurants of 12South and the quirky breweries & murals in the Gulch, to the honky tonks of Downtown!
Beyond its iconic country roots, Nashville harmoniously celebrates all musical genres which it proudly showcases in the 180 live music venues dotted around the city. Nashville is one of the true high notes of American popular culture and continues to draw tourists to its legendary concert venues to this day.
Luxury holidays in Nashville
Nashville’s skyline boasts a plethora of modern architecture to contrast the grand old buildings which echo with the music legends of the past and present who graced its stages. And it’s this interesting contrast that makes for a diverse range of Nashville hotels for the luxury traveller to choose from. As you'd expect, the Kenwood Travel USA team partner directly with the city’s top hoteliers, and have lined up their favourites for you to browse and book at great prices.
Great reasons to visit Nashville
Music City – Nashville isn't called Music City for nothing and being the songwriting capital of the world it’s home to an array of musical attractions & genres from country music to soul, jazz, blues, pop, and much more. Guests can pay homage to country music icons like Dolly Parton in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum then watch pop superstars like Taylor Swift perform in the Nissan Stadium. The genres of music in Nashville are as eclectic as the neighbourhoods they're found in.
Culinary Excellence – Discover the spots that make Nashville the elevated culinary destination that is it today by visiting stunning rooftop restaurants, Michelin star favourites, unique foodie experiences or by hitting the classic dining spots and tucking into authentic hot chicken, BBQ and meat-and-three
River Views – The mighty Cumberland River snakes through downtown Nashville creating a beautiful riverside atmosphere as a fitting accompaniment to the legendary music.
Wonderful Weather – Despite its subtropical location, and unlike some of America’s warmer areas such as California and Arizona, Nashville does enjoy seasonal changes to its annual weather, with hot, balmy summers and cold, cosy winters during which snow is common. Average summertime highs are 30 – 31 centigrade.
Things to do on holiday in Nashville
For over 130 years, Nashville has evolved into the world’s premier Music City and serves as a mecca for musicians and enthusiasts alike. Offering a symphony of attractions that celebrate its storied musical heritage, music really is the common thread connecting the life and soul of the city and its people. A mixture of music’s past, present and future with cuts of country, bluegrass, rock, pop, Americana, gospel, classical, jazz and blues - you really will be spoilt for choice.
But for those on a country music pilgrimage, you really are spoilt for choice. The Johnny Cash Museum, Ryman Auditorium, Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum and Belcourt Theatre are all iconic, must-visit attractions. Head east of downtown to find the Grand Ole Opry House where the Grand Ole Opry still plays 3 times a week.
Music scene aficionados will find lots of great honky tonk bars and clubs in downtown Nashville, especially around the Second Avenue, Lower Broadway and Printer's Alley neighbourhoods, otherwise known as ‘the District’. Free to enter and with multiple floors of different genres, you could spend a whole evening there!
For those looking for something different? Immersive yourself in the dynamic sports scene, shopping, museums, history and art scene, so finding something you love will be easy.
There’s more to Nashville than just downtown and each neighbourhood comes with its own distinct personality and character to explore. Located across the Cumberland River from downtown is the stomping ground of Nashville’s creative community in East Nashville. South of downtown lies a once abandoned industrial area now thriving with boutique hotels, murals, breweries and diverse culinary offerings named The Gulch. Berry Hill is perfect for those looking for a quirky vibe to enjoy whilst browsing through independent shops and restaurants.
Take to the water and get a new perspective on the city on one of plenty of Cumberland River cruise options. The most famous being the General Jackson Showboat lunch or dinner cruise; a rite of passage for any Nashville newbie.
State – Tennessee
Area – 525 square miles
Population – 679,000
Twin Centre holidays in Nashville
Nashville is perfectly placed to feature alongside other US cities very easily on a great range of two-centre holidays. There’s more music in Memphis, just a couple of hours west, while New Orleans lies to the south for a taste of old Europe in America’s Deep South. Just south east of here Florida, and all the sunshine and theme park magic it brings, begins.
Nashville holidays 2024 / 2025
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